General Motors has announced that it is conducting six recalls that cover 717,949 cars in the United States.
The recalls, which brings the company's total to 60 this year, are due to a number of safety issues with its Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac and Buick models.
"These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety... We are bringing together greater rigor and discipline to our analysis and decision making. If we identify an issue - large or small - that might affect the safety of our customers, we will act decisively," said GM Vice President for Global Vehicle Safety Jeff Boyer in a press release.
The largest recall involves 414,333 units spread out between the 2011-2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 2010-2012 Chevrolet Equinox, 2010-2012 GMC Terrain, 2011-2012 Buick Regal, 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX models. The cars are being recalled for defects in the height adjustment for the driver and passenger seat. According to GM, the bolt that keeps the height adjuster actuator may become loose, causing the seat to move up and down on its own. GM said that the cars are safe to drive as long as drivers don't adjust the height of the seats until car dealers can fix the issue. The company said that one crash is attributed to this defect. No one died from the incident. However, three people were injured.
Other cars that are being recalled include the 2014 Chevrolet Caprice, 2014-2015 GMC Sierra LD and HD, 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS, 2014 Chevrolet SS, 2014 Cadillac CTS, 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado LD and HD, 2013-2014 Buick Encore, 2014 Cadillac ELR, 2011-2013 Buick Regal, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, 2014 Chevrolet Impalas, 2014-2015 Chevrolet Sparks, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe/ Suburban and 2015 GMC Yukon/ Yukon Denali. The defects range from power steering issues to incomplete welds on seat tracks.
So far this year, GM has recalled about 30 million vehicles, the most in its history. The company has become more zealous in conducting recalls after it was revealed that its employees did nothing after it found out about a defect in the ignition switches of 2.6 million vehicles. It took GM more than a decade before initiating a recall. The ignition switch defect was said to have caused 13 deaths.